Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike (born 9 October 1986), better known by his stage name Phyno, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He started his musical career as a producer in 2003. He is renowned for rapping in the Igbo language. His debut studio album, No Guts No Glory, was released in 2014. It produced the singles “Ghost Mode”, “Man of the Year”, “Parcel” and “O Set”. As a producer, he has worked with artists such as Timaya, Flavour, Ruggedman, Bracket, J. Martins and Mr Raw.
Phyno is widely known as the ambassador of rap music in the Igbo Language. He told the Nigerian Tribune that he raps in Igbo because he respects his culture and loves being himself. Although he primarily raps in Igbo, he combines a bit of Nigerian Pidgin and English in his music. Phyno believes that the elements of music makes it borderless.
Some of his awards include:
The Headies 2013- Man of the Year – Best Rap Single
The Headies 2013- “Ghost Mode” (featuring Olamide) Best Collabo
The Headies 2014 – “Parcel” – Best Rap Single
Nigerian Entertainment Award 2013 – “Ghost Mode” (featuring Olamide) Best Collabo
City People Entertainment Awards 2014 – Rap Artiste of the Year